Rank and file
Rank and file
2014-01-13 12:00:00

With the DCTF Winter Edition looming, a sneak peek at our way-too-early 2014 6A rankings.

 By Greg Tepper
 DCTF Associate Editor
   

We’re a mere two weeks away from the release of the 2014 Winter Edition of Dave Campbell’s Texas Football, DCTF’s season recap of all things football in Texas in 2013. From high school to college, from big schools to small schools, nobody helps you relive an unbelievable football season like DCTF, and the Winter Edition – hitting shelves Jan. 24, but available for pre-order now – is the perfect capper for a terrific season.

In anticipation of the magazine’s release, we’re giving readers a sneak-peak of things they can read once they get their hands on a copy. Today: how about an early look-ahead to next year’s Class 6A rankings?

In every classification, from 5A down to six-man, we give readers a way-too-early look at the 2014 high school football season. So, without further ado, here’s what DCTF has to say about Class 5A (eight months out, of course, and obviously subject to change).

NEXT YEAR’S TOP 10
CLASS 6A

  1. Allen
    Team Strength:
    QB play
    Star Player: Kyler Murray
    Texas’ best player and unmatched depth make the Eagles a prime three-peat candidate
  2. Cedar Hill
    Team Strength:
    Explosiveness
    Star Player: Damarkus Lodge
    The defense has some holes, but the offensive skill players return almost intact
  3. Katy
    Team Strength:
    Running game
    Star Player: Rodney Anderson
    Defense and offensive line take a hit, but bringing back Anderson and Kyle Porter is huge
  4. Southlake Carroll
    Team Strength:
    Pedigree
    Star Player: Ryan Agnew
    Quarterback stability with Agnew is key, and Carroll’s earned any benefit of the doubt
  5. Lake Travis
    Team Strength:
    Defense
    Star Player: John Brewer
    The return of QB Dominic De Lira and most of the secondary is crucial for the Cavs
  6. Manvel
    Team Strength:
    Offense
    Star Player: D’Eriq King
    Both King and top WR Gary Haynes return, plus key pieces on defense
  7. Cibolo Steele
    Team Strength:
    LB play
    Star Player: Marquee Allison
    Losing RB Justin Stockton hurts, but an experienced defense could carry the load
  8. Galena Park North Shore
    Team Strength:
    Rushing attack
    Star Player: Tristan Houston
    The Mustangs will be able to run the ball in 2014; can they replace key pieces on D?
  9. Euless Trinity
    Team Strength:
    Physicality
    Star Player: Ja’Ron Wilson
    You know what you’ll get with Trinity: big OLs, speedy backs and solid defense
  10. Highland Park (4A)
    Team Strength:
    Passing game
    Star Player: Brooks Burgin
    The Scots should make the leap to 6A, and they could make an immediate impact

Greg Tepper is the associate editor of Dave Campbell's Texas Football and TexasFootball.com.

He can be reached via e-mail, via Twitter (@Tepper) and via the DCTF Facebook page.


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